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An Evaluation of the Federal Government's Implementation of the Government Information Locator Service (GILS): Final Report

An Evaluation of the Federal Government's Implementation of the Government Information Locator Service (GILS): Final Report

Date: June 30, 1997
Creator: Moen, William E. & McClure, Charles R.
Description: This document reports the results of the evaluation study commissioned in response to the Government Information Locator Service (GILS) Board's request for an assessment of GILS. The study began in September 1996, data collection ended in March 1997, and the final report was completed in June 1997. The goal of the study was to understand how: GILS serves various user groups, GILS improves public access to government information, agencies are progressing with their implementations, and GILS works as a tool for information resources management.
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The Challenges of Training and Retraining Mature Learners

The Challenges of Training and Retraining Mature Learners

Date: 1998
Creator: Ennis-Cole, Demetria & Allen, Jeff M.
Description: Article discussing research on the aging process from physical, cognitive, and social and psychological perspectives, accommodations for age related changes, retraining mature learners, adaptations of the classroom environment, training technology issues, and successful corporate retraining programs to better prepare vocational educators for the workforce of the new millennium.
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Educators', Administrators' and Students' Perceptions of Principles of Technology Programs in Pennsylvania

Educators', Administrators' and Students' Perceptions of Principles of Technology Programs in Pennsylvania

Date: 1998
Creator: Chinoda, Michelle D. & Allen, Jeff M.
Description: This study assesses the Principles of Technology Applied Science high school courses taught in Pennsylvania.
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Enhancing Assignment Completion in Academically Diverse Vocational Classes

Enhancing Assignment Completion in Academically Diverse Vocational Classes

Date: 1998
Creator: Rademacher, Joyce A. & Allen, Jeff M.
Description: Article on enhancing assignment completion in academically diverse vocational classes.
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Investigating the Screwdriver: 25 Years of Technology Change

Investigating the Screwdriver: 25 Years of Technology Change

Date: 1998
Creator: Allen, Jeff M. & Wircenski, Jerry L.
Description: Article broadly discussing some of the technological changes in vocational education over the last 25 years, as well as strategies for implementation and planning in the new millennium.
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The Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education

The Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education

Date: 1998
Creator: Allen, Jeff M.; Sarkees-Wircenski, Michelle & West, Lynda L.
Description: This issue of the Journal for Vocational Special Needs focuses on the aging process and its effects on society and the workforce. Aging is the one experience that we all have in common. Individuals are expected to live longer in the future. Many will undoubtedly work beyond the traditional retirement age. This means that the composition of workers will be a blend of people, both young and old.
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Training Older Workers: Implications for HRD/HPT Professionals

Training Older Workers: Implications for HRD/HPT Professionals

Date: 1998
Creator: Allen, Jeff M. & Hart, Marcy
Description: Article discussing training older workers and implications for human resource development (HRD) and human performance technology (HPT).
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CIMI's Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed: Search and Retrieval of Distributed Cultural Heritage Information

CIMI's Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed: Search and Retrieval of Distributed Cultural Heritage Information

Date: January 2, 1998
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This paper discusses the Consortium for the Computer Interchange of Museum Information (CIMI)'s international effort to provide distributed search and retrieval of cultural heritage information. A primary aspect of CIMI's work utilizes ANSI/NISO Z39.50-1995, and American National Standard protocol for information retrieval. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently approved Z39.50 as ISO 23950. CIMI chose Z39.50 to enable uniform access to existing and emerging digital collections and the vast repositories of cultural heritage information resources. These resources include a variety of physical and digital objects--physical artifacts and digital derivatives of those artifacts, descriptive records designed for collection management, bibliographic records, full-text documents, online tools such as thesauri and authoritative lists of artists' names, and more. CIMI's application Z39.50 in the networked cultural heritage information environment is breaking new ground in distributed and integrated access to textual and non-textual digital collections.
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The CIMI Profile: Z39.50 Application Profile for Cultural Heritage Information

The CIMI Profile: Z39.50 Application Profile for Cultural Heritage Information

Date: March 1, 1998
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This document describes an application profile for the use of 'ANSI/NISO Z39.50-1995, Information Retrieval (Z39.50): Application Service Definition and Protocol Specification' [10] for search and retrieval of cultural heritage information.
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Book Jacket as Access Mechanism: An Attribute Rich Resource for Functional Access to Academic Books

Book Jacket as Access Mechanism: An Attribute Rich Resource for Functional Access to Academic Books

Date: September 1998
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark & O'Connor, Mary K.
Description: Article discussing book jackets as access mechanisms. Models of document searching and book jacket design are discussed in relation to the individual scholarly searcher and new modes of document searching.
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